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Role of African American women in colonial and U.S. history

FINAL EXAM ESSAY QUESTION:  For this course you will have an essay question to submit to Canvas at the end of the course.  Take notes throughout the course to compose your answer at the end of the course.  You are to select one of the following four topics:  African American roles in the economic development of the United States–this is NOT just asking about slavery; African American roles in government and politics; Role of African American women in colonial and U.S. history; African American roles in the arts [music, art, literature] Your essay answer should include:  a discussion of change over time, inclulding material from the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s and 21st century—1500s to 1865;                         a discussion of regional differences [north, south, west], if any                         a discussion of internal and external/foreign influences on the topic you have chosen. THIS ESSAY SHOULD BE AT LEAST 750 WORDS. **MY NOTES FOR THE WRITER: – My topic is the “Role of African women in colonial and U.S. history.” – You cannot use any direct quotes. Everything has to be paraphrased. – Other sources can be used, but the MAIN source for this paper should be the TEXTBOOK which is attached. My teacher is measuring our knowledge of the textbook through this essay.